Boston, MA

Vice President of Advancement, Rogerson

The Organization – Rogerson

Rogerson, a mission-driven non-profit provider of senior housing and supportive health services for older adults, seeks an enthusiastic, articulate, and highly experienced fundraising leader to drive the expansion of its advancement program. Reporting to the President and CEO and serving as the chief philanthropy officer, the Vice President of Advancement (VP) will design and implement a comprehensive, best-practice fundraising program that includes major and planned giving, corporate and foundation relations, board and donor relations, and small- and large-scale events. Additionally, the VP has administrative oversight of marketing and communications.

This is an exciting time to join Rogerson as it adopts a new strategic plan that charts a course for the future, and launches a rebranding initiative. The VP will play a critical role in mission advancement, developing and strengthening a culture of philanthropy and building a sustainable donor pipeline that fuels Rogerson’s commitment to helping seniors and their families find ways to “age strong” in their communities, and thrive and live with dignity.

The Organization: The Rogerson story is compelling and multifaceted, beginning with its founding in 1860 as a single retirement home, and today in its service to more than 2,200 Boston area families through 30 owned or managed properties and programs that promote greater independence and longevity for seniors and low-income individuals. Rogerson addresses every aspect of senior living, from affordable housing to independent/retirement and assisted living, to memory care and continuing care communities, to fitness and adult day health programs. In addition to being a leading advocate for Massachusetts’ aging population, Rogerson works with local communities to develop new housing and mixed-use properties, and has contributed to preservation efforts by successfully re-purposing some of Boston’s historic buildings into affordable housing facilities. Its diverse management portfolio encompasses both its own and other nonprofits, including income eligible housing, retirement communities and other residential and business properties.

Position Summary: The VP leads an expanding advancement team in designing – with appropriate metrics and milestones – a comprehensive plan to take Rogerson’s fundraising program to the next level of strength and excellence, in tandem with amplifying its brand, market position and overall awareness through strategic marketing and communications initiatives. As a member of the senior management team, the VP promotes a culture of collaboration, compassion and transparency that also inspires results, while upholding Rogerson’s ongoing commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

Qualifications Include: Proven nonprofit leader and relationship manager with 10+ years’ progressively responsible experience in front-line fundraising (5+ figure gifts), strategic prospect management, and donor/board relations; broad knowledge of marketing, communications and public relations; team-builder with high degree of professionalism and integrity, attention to detail, discretion and sound judgment; self-motivated and data driven.


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